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GROUNDHOG
5th Mar 2006, 10:05
To all the Cornish men and women of the World..

Ow ee doin pard.

You be avin an 'ansome St Pirran's Day. Tis a bit berm coose so you be sure to do em proper jobs dreckly!

Perran-Ar-Worthal
2006!

Windy Militant
5th Mar 2006, 12:36
Have a good un before the nay sayers start slagging you off for being proud of your culture and Heritage!:ok:

tall and tasty
5th Mar 2006, 12:42
sayers start slagging you off for being proud of your culture and Heritage!as a descendant from good Cornish stock I am very pround of the Heritage and culture of this part of Blighty and after returning there a month ago for a fleeting visit realised nothing has really change from the times I frequented there more often.

For those who have no idea or are interested:

http://http://www.an-daras.com/cutoms/cu_stpirans.htm (http://www.an-daras.com/cutoms/cu_stpirans.htm)

(GROUNDHOG) I hope you don't mind the link

Have a happy one

TnT

ex_matelot
5th Mar 2006, 12:55
My watch stops when crossing the Tamar bridge!

cornwall, in my experience, is mainly occupied by Cockneys pretending to be surf dudes and tractor drivers who relish causing mahoosive tailbacks on the A30!

lexxity
5th Mar 2006, 12:57
nothing has really change

That's right, it's still the early 50's down there.:hmm:

Don't like the place at all, it would however rise slightly in my estimation if the MIL didn't live there.:cool: :E

tony draper
5th Mar 2006, 12:59
Supprised yers got the time what with all that luring ships up onto the rocks and such.
:rolleyes:

"And shall Trelawney live, or shall Trelawney die, there's 20,000 Cornishmen will know the reason why!'

tall and tasty
5th Mar 2006, 13:05
Don't like the place at all, it would however rise slightly in my estimation if the MIL didn't live thereoh lex it is beautiful, guess I am biased though.

I was Taken down to rocky inlets, as a child, where my ancestors smuggled seeped in history, lived likes at the risk of death every day. Even today they hold as much lure as they did then and the quant fishing villages, beautiful sceneary and not to mention the ice cream and cream teas.

Don't let your MIL put you off some where lovely. Forget the surfers etc if you can and explore parts that only the local know about.

TnT:ok:

My watch stops when crossing the Tamar bridge!
now that impressed the youngest last month, we did not have time to go into Plymouth but would love him to see where his ancestors boarded that famous boat for the new land

ex_matelot
5th Mar 2006, 13:10
Draper will like this...watched a docu some weeks ago about Britain's roughest pubs..featured a pub frequented by fishermen in St Austell where the owner refused to serve anybody daring to speak french in there..he also ejected them.One frenchman caused some damage to a cornish fishing boat and was spotted later in the pub..he was roughed up..thrown through the door then..had his wallet 'aquired' to pay for the damage to the door.
Quite fair I thought!

Where is the much fabled 'Jamaica inn'?

lexxity
5th Mar 2006, 13:12
It's not just the MIL it's the last time we went down, I wasn't a huge fan of the place before then, but now! We had travelled down for a family wedding and were staying with my SIL.

1.) We were hungry and followed a sign saying "food served all day" place was closed. This happened 4 times and we ended up eating at a burger van in a layby. He said he did very good trade, can't think why.
2.) The worst Chinese takeaway I have ever eaten.
3.) The worst Indian meal I have ever eaten in my life.
I was assured that they were both really good, not to someone from the real world they aren't.:*
4.) It's like time has stood still down there.
5.) The MIL (Jerricho would understand.)

I don't like it down there and the worst part is that I am expected to go down there again soon. Sorry TnT, you'll never convince me.

I much prefer Scotland.

B Fraser
5th Mar 2006, 13:16
I did a few courses with Cable & Wireless in Porthcurno and always managed to turn up a few days early so I could wander along the cliffs up and around the Minnack. The beach at PK is one of the finest anywhere.

A trip to Lands End is on the books when I get around to finishing off my PPL and can "go international" :ok:

The Jamaica Inn is close to the A30 but is miles from the coast. Some artistic license at work there by Du Maurier.

tall and tasty
5th Mar 2006, 13:21
don't like it down there and the worst part is that I am expected to go down there again soon. Sorry TnT, you'll never convince me.

I much prefer Scotland. I love that part of the country too and more so I Have some good Scottish friends. I am sorry I could not convince you but to be honest I would not go to Cornwall an try to eat Indian or Chinese meals. The kids loved the local fare and we steered clear of what they normally would up where we were. They ate fresh fish and fresh veg and not a cry went up with where is the normal food we have ( and they are the fussiest) but I love it for the history and the fact time has stood still. Nothing rushes or races and I unwound faster in 2 days then in a week up here. On the M3 approach coming back the rat race began again and I hated that.

I know wish I had bought the house I looked at down there and not near where I am now! Maybe I can change my mind.

But Lex I understand about the MIL don't have one, thank god, but one of my brothers has one from hell! So sympathise with you there.

We all like different things and that is what makes us who we are.

To run free on the moor is one of the most amazing places not just for its nothingnest but as a geologist it fascinates me as much as the Highlands do for all the other reasons.

TnT

B Fraser
5th Mar 2006, 13:44
To run free on the moor is one of the most amazing places not just for its nothingness but as a geologist it fascinates me as much as the Highlands do for all the other reasons.
TnT

Isn't geology just stamp collecting with a hammer ?

time to duck and dodge the incoming rocks

lexxity
5th Mar 2006, 13:46
I would have been far happier with local produce TnT, but when staying with Naval types down there (that should give the town away:} ) you end up going with the majority.

Also did my Geology field trip to Cornwall:ugh: :\ .

G-CPTN
5th Mar 2006, 13:55
where his ancestors boarded that famous boat for the new land
It was THAT good?

Piran is perhaps most famous for his accidental discovery of tin, when a blackstone on his fireplace got so hot that a white liquid leaked out; the first tin smelting.
Now THAT'S the sort of fascinating event that one would have liked to observe, though I doubt that the significance would be appreciated until later generations.


Had the 'opportunity' to take our young bairns with me on a business trip to Cornwall (Mrs G-CPTN was nursing her terminally-ill father and it was half term). Agreed that the scenery was (is) beautiful, but therein lies the problem - all the folk seeking the solitude. The kids were anxious to see the wonderful beaches, but, having been raised on Northumbrian beaches (which are crowded if there's anyone else on the sand), they took one look at the heaving mass of people and decided that maybe the Tank Museum was a preferable choice for entertainment! So many people (from around the Country) that cram into the restricted peninsular ruins the ambience. Must be delightful out of season. Lands End was, well, Lands End though we did visit Lizard Point. Got some piccies somewhere.

Lon More
5th Mar 2006, 13:59
my ancestors smuggled seeped
Seeped? Are they like sheep?

tug3
5th Mar 2006, 14:46
All the best!
http://www.bedknobs.co.uk/images/saint%20pirans%20flag.gif
Kernow bys vyken!

Rgds
T3

ExSimGuy
5th Mar 2006, 15:01
my ancestors smuggled seeped

Sp? - "speed"? - didn't know it was around then ;)

G-CPTN
5th Mar 2006, 15:06
Nah - SEAWEED.
The seaweed smuggling trade was the thing to be in in them thar days.
Women used it to decorate themselves, and as a deodourant. Even rubbed it on their faces. Afterwards the dried-out remnants were added to the stir-fry.
Women were tasty in them days!

tall and tasty
5th Mar 2006, 16:58
Isn't geology just stamp collecting with a hammer ?
Mr Fraser indeed you should RUN!

on the other hand maybe I should introduce you into the fine arts of the geologist:E

TnT

rab-k
5th Mar 2006, 17:51
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On behalf of all your Celtic cousins, have a great day:)

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G-CPTN
5th Mar 2006, 17:56
Isn't geology just stamp collecting with a hammer ?

I've explained to many archaeologists, that archaeology ISN'T a science, but an art. Most of it is guess-work and creative imagination.

GROUNDHOG
5th Mar 2006, 18:55
Lexxity - No sorry I can't guess which town there is a lot of naval history down here? Please enlighten me as a simple yokel.

tall and tasty
5th Mar 2006, 19:37
I've explained to many archaeologists, that archaeology ISN'T a science, but an art. Most of it is guess-work and creative imagination.G-CPTN same sentiments my father and grand father held being archaeologists themselves.

But I had fun panning for gold as a child in the tin mines, kept us out of mischief and did actually find a tiny nugget worth almost nothing but as a child it was the sheer exhilaration of finding it that mattered and shaped my chosen degree at uni.

my ancestors smuggled seeped should have had a comma after the word smuggled, so you can tell English Lang was not the chosen subject even though I got a place reading lit at one of the countries prestigious colleges I declined and opted for the fun and games of the outdoor life geol/geo gave.

TnT :p

terryJones
5th Mar 2006, 23:38
I was fortunate enough to be living near Tehidy for 11 years, and it was during that time I did my PPL.
'Twas worth every penny just to be flying over the scenery down there, and if you have ever seen the painting of Cornwall from above in Truro cathedral you will know what it looked like on the return from my Qualifying Cross Country from Plymouth.
My favourite chippy was in Portreath. I recall one evening coming home up the STEEP hill from there and running out of petrol. I had to roll back into a gateway, turn round, and managed to get up in reverse, due to the fuel pick up pipe being at the very front of the tank. Once I got by the Ops Room at the top it was ok.

Solid Rust Twotter
6th Mar 2006, 06:54
Have a good one folks...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d132/Lardbeast/Piran1.jpg

RatherBeFlying
6th Mar 2006, 11:26
Walked up Mt. St Piran one fine August day -- had no idea who he was until informed by JB.

Should you wish to celebrate his day in Lk. Louise, Canada by emulating the label above, you could pick out a millstone (limestone slab) at the top of his mountain and "surf" down:}

Do check for avalanche hazard before setting out:uhoh:

captain_flynn
6th Mar 2006, 12:21
I didnt know it was St Pirran's day, but as I read this it came on the news that theres some parade in Penzance.

I don't think they're doing anything in my town, Redruth. :}

Cornish Jack
6th Mar 2006, 15:29
Terry Jones
How things change! When I was a lad, living in Tehidy was very much a short term process - it was the location of the TB sanatorium and them as went in, rarely came out alive!! The spectre of being sent there as a patient haunted us as kids.:eek:

captain_flynn
6th Mar 2006, 19:06
TerryJones,

Where did you get your PPL at?